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egypt's violent spirals dozens of muslim brotherhood supporters reportedly killed in a bid to escape custody during a prison transfer the death towards the deadliest week since the revolution has more than eight hundred died in clashes between morsy loyalists and security forces . while the us government leads global condemnation of egypt's crackdown it stopped short of suspending military aid worth over a billion dollars a year. also the week's headlines a saudi prince whose defected from the royal family slams the want to keep a widespread human rights abuses and violently suppressing the opposition in his exclusive interview with us at. london's buying trash cans these wife i waste units are causing a heap of trouble by scanning the smartphones of passers by without their
permission. and nearly twenty thousand people flee the deluge homes in russia's far east after heavy rains bring the worst devastation to more than a century. after one am here now you're watching the weekly a roundup of the big stories of the week with me kevin owen and first developments from egypt in cairo state media claims thirty six muslim brotherhood supporters have been killed in an apparent attempt to escape detention during a prison transfer these details in the last hour hundreds of detainees who were rounded up during clashes earlier in the week were being moved when the convoy came under attack the death toll from the ongoing fighting between supporters of the ousted president and secure. forces has now risen to more than eight hundred since
wednesday riots erupted after the army broke up morsy sit ins in the capital with the former president supporters responding by torching government buildings in christian churches. true in cairo has been witnessing the deadliest violence since the twenty eleven revolution first began. well the tensions are palpable here in the capital cairo as today marks the start of what the morsy supporters have called departure the coup week which is that we could long series of protests and rallies in the capital and across the country particularly yesterday we had this twenty four hour standoff between morsy supporters and security forces which resulted in a very bloody gun battle yesterday afternoon as hundreds of protesters had basically been trapped in a central cairo mosque. with the injured which had been turned into a field hospital on friday afternoon so this finished saturday afternoon but with security forces essentially storming this building and the protesters there most of
them being arrested now since wednesday when the security forces violently cleared that two encampments in cairo they have used a lot of force against any protest all rally including on friday we saw live i mean being fired at protesters who attempted to set up another sit in on wednesday morning i got a panicked phone call from a protester rushed to the to do about the ways in which is now no longer an encampment at that point i saw the security forces opening fire with my mission an automatic weapon a anyone who was approaching the encampment meanwhile after four hours of gunfire i managed to get inside where i saw protesters women and children from the corner behind sandbanks there were the injured you've been shot in the head the chest the stomach being taken to the field hospitals and then the next day of course they had their makeshift morgues in a mosque two hundred bodies just laid out there with extremely bloody some of people missing their heads some people beyond recognition the security forces say
that their officers have been killed meanwhile we've had some major deaths from the missing brotherhood's leadership the supreme guide to the eyes which could lead to lost his son my colleague paula has also been on the ground here in cairo she brings you this report the tears are the same as is the heart. and tragedy to families for is a changed by the violence engulfing egypt. to some said he died from two bullets one was in his heart the police killed him they were standing on top of the roofs they burned some of the bodies and they burned some people alive. the muslim brotherhood believes that the christians in egypt have a hand in what is going all this started to beat me with stones one of them hit me with an axe and i had they put the church in fire and threw molotov cocktails at it so fierce an uphill belong to the muslim brotherhood he was just twenty three when he was killed by police on wednesday iman is a christian he was protecting them on
a street when he says muslim brotherhood leaders stormed it bashing him on the head with heavy sticks they're on opposite sides of the political divide but both families will forever carry the scars of this week's deadly violence. the violence started on wednesday when police moved in to break up protest camps set up by supporters of ousted president mohamed morsy hundreds were killed. dozens more died two days later when security forces laid siege to a mosque where protesters had taken refuge by sunday morning they'd cleared it out but the confusion remains the government has announced plans to outlaw the brotherhood it's arrested and detained hundreds of its leaders and supporters among them romney's brother has some whom he hasn't heard from for days now being worried i called them yesterday was the last call between. getting him and he was in the house the national security hospital and he told me that he's alone and he's
worried that the policy which they can. plan to do to do this plan to kill this these people but the same charge is leveled at the brotherhood critics say that they as much as the police planned to kill this is one of the churches that was. oid this week more than fifty churches were burned and looted around the country what was valuable was taken what remains fear and uncertainty for egypt's future bashir may have shows me around what remains of his church he's placing his faith firmly in the police or just an invisible i feel that the rest in him pursuing brotherhood leaders and starting an investigation and prosecution is a good sign in the street the muslim brotherhood is starting to have major losses announcing the state of emergency a lot of the police do have a chance. but a chance at wash many are asking as each hour brings a bit more vines and uncertainty to the country seemingly on the part to civil war
policy r.t. fine city egypt. the chaos and go for good tips forcing its western allies to rethink their relations with the country the e.u. which is a major source of aid to egypt has said the killings over the last few days come up with justified and it's the government's responsibility to end the violence it comes after similar strongly worded statements from the united states which has canceled joint military exercises with egypt but aside from those drills america's aid to the egyptian military looks set to continue this is a panzer the news war is worth a lot of money one point three billion dollars a year in front of includes fighter jets apache helicopters and surface to air missiles as well as high tech surveillance gear so while condemning the ongoing violence in egypt the white house has refused to call the ousting of president morsi a coup been carefully scouting around there all the time something that would require it to freeze military support of it a spokeswoman from the british egyptians for democracy group says washington's position runs counter than to its pro-democracy rhetoric. well it's actually quite
shameful to see countries and leaders of western governments who hail themselves as speakers of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in egypt what obama came out and said simply not enough this is what the obama's one point five million of subsidies to the army buys the slaughter of innocent men women and children the army may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun and the west must take an active stance against this it's not too late to side with democracy in egypt they must come out they must reject what is happening in egypt these cosmetic diplomatic maneuvers of free calling ambassadors and the tepid statements again they are not enough we are talking about people dying and revolution this is a revolution and they must side the west the world must come together and side with
those who have been oppressed in egypt keep across the latest developments on the journey time on our web site r.t. dot com there we got firsthand accounts of the dramatic events as well as video and images right from the heart of the we're also inviting you on learn as well of course to take part as we do with all the major news stories in the big stories of the day this is definitely we're asking what you think of the curfew the motive egypt how do you think it's going to. this is what you're telling us thanks for taking part of the majority view sixty two percent the fear is a precursor to egypt sliding further into conflict sixteen percent see it as an essential measure to restore democracy run about the same number fourteen this think a return to the mubarak era is on the cards the smallest number of this leave the shows the army's inability to deal with the protests going to war to dot com you can cast your vote.
those folks that are saudi arabia now for a few minutes there are people who oppose the regime of barely getting a chance to have their voices heard some are jailed simply for posting a message on twitter while the total number of political prisoners in the gulf kingdom's police be more than thirty thousand now the intensifying crackdown to sense even cause a royal family member to defect artie's arabic channel spoke exclusively to the saudi prince he would cuse is the monarchy of silencing all voices of discord. the government is obviously scared of the arab revolutions and they responded as they usually do by resorting to oppression violence arbitrary law and arrest the easiest thing they can do is deprive you of your salary or fire you altogether so the ruling regime is not guarded by justice and this is especially true of the ministry of interior there is no independent judiciary that has both police and the prosecutor's office are countable to the interior ministry the ministries officials
investigate crimes they call them crimes related to freedom of speech so they fabricate evidence don't allow people to have attorneys things like that happen all over the place they even put people under arrest for an indefinite amount of time even if a court rules to release such a criminal the ministry of interior keeps him in prison even though there is a court order to release him there have even been killings killings and as for the external opposition saudi intelligence forces by means people abroad there is no safety inside or outside the country could you describe these people who oppose the royal family and what are their goals opposition used to demand wider peoples representation in governing bodies more rights and freedoms but the authorities reacted with violence and persecution instead of a dialogue and now the opposition wants this regime gone but we both know that
despite numerous human rights violations in saudi arabia your country seldom faces criticism from the west and from the united states in particular when senior u.s. officials meet with their saudi counterparts basically convey any critical comments from washington. what the white house certainly does maintain a longstanding alliance with the leaders of saudi arabia cemented by common interests in the middle east to that end there are classified contacts between area in. the u.s. administration in recent time they've been employed to step up the government administered reforms but those reforms are not driven by the elites desire to empower the people of the kingdom instead they are merely urged by reforms that the regime might fall unless it reforms itself oppression is widespread in saudi arabia there is no free speech no freedom of expression corruption is rampant in or areas from the level bureaucrats to hiring officials every civil servant is very skillful in using bribes in their operations. well the first. time to explain to us what's
behind the saudi authorities way of dealing with people demanding reform basically it's carrot and stick carrots in the form of a sixty billion dollar handout program by the dollar at the beginning of the arab spring in two thousand and one style those were horrified by the beginning of the arab spring in neighboring bahrain soul they bribed their own subjects number one number two this stick is against the shiite minority of roughly ten percent of saudi arabia who lives in the eastern province that's where most of the oil is by the way so it's an enormously parker see this through the america they tell the world that they are intervening in syria for a more democratic syria and inside saudi arabia it's the sunni shiite divide and they go against ten percent of their own population britain's once again at the center of a new surveillance scandal this time though over street side rubbish receptacles
these high tech trash cans have been installed in london capable of identifying passers by through their cell phones and stansby the say the target advertisement. takes a look at these devious. just a ben think again these nifty looking lesser bins are connected so why five and that means that they can track the movements of each and every person walking down this street as long as they've got a smartphone that's connected to why fine now the digital stalking is all in the name of advertising simply by knowing who you are and where you're going they can alter the images on the screen here to tailor the advertisement to whoever is walking down the street in the city of london corporation have said that they also use the sun why despite technology that they've asked the company responsible for the bins to switch them off the local authority here say that schemes like this require the backing of an informed public but just how aware are all the british public of the a version of the so-called digital privacy in the wake of the n.s.a.
scandal it's been revealed that it's not just camacho companies but entire governments that are spying on messages and just last week we found out that british telecom on devoted a phone had been secretly processing on details of their customer's conversations over to intelligence agency g c h q like coming to work. on those issues without my knowledge it would be a cause of concern is a breach of war it's a breach of confidentiality i just would have nothing to hide so i don't really care but still i don't think that. that's fair from them not telling us that to me because information to governments who are true in your twenty's citizens private information should stay private i've got nothing to hide so it doesn't matter. all that stuff very much the other side is that sneaking into finding out things they shouldn't do. to be honest with you must surveillance is now a reality of our everyday lives c.c.h.
to call it day to hoover and according to experts they screw up as much information as possible online and through telephone traffic in order to school through it so if there is that there'd be paying him much more. many but. even for. twenty feet. still ahead he wants washington to put the money where its mouth is the u.s. is sitting on piles of gold but is big bold in the obstructive and then we. also have to. see protests against the sochi winter olympics well some want to boycott the games over russia's promotion of homosexuality to under eighteen's others call to use the event as a political protest and after the short break. we
but a big story developing here in russia this past week catastrophic flooding in russia's far east has put more than one hundred thousand people the risk of losing their homes in the worst such disaster of all this century this whole huge area here you see on the news all nearly twenty thousand people have already been evacuated to safety but that i was expected to rise with heavy rains likely until at least september the floods hit more than one hundred twenty villages with locals being moved to shelters for food and medical care much of the surrounding countryside submerged with the damage currently estimated at around sixty million dollars artie's paul scott reports next them from the scene of the deluge. with the water levels in some parts of the region having risen seventy two centimeters on saturday alone the evacuations are continuing the worst case estimates suggest that one
hundred thousand people may be forced to leave their home however it is hoped that that final number will be substantially lower now the worst hit areas are the remote rural villages such as this one damage to infrastructure such as communication and transport networks in places like this operative killing isolated but how is it happened on saturday moscow provided fifty tons of humanitarian aid including food but and life jackets and eleven thousand military personnel are also aiding local services now the biggest industry in this region is the farming industry people great things like tomatoes and potatoes and sell them locally they also produce oil which is sold to made by china but with four hundred. in fact is currently under water it's clear to see that it's not just people's homes that are being damaged but also potentially their livelihoods. well our teams still in one of the worst hit areas they're going to continue to bring you the very latest of
course as it develops so coming up to twenty minutes past one in the morning moscow time some world news in brief for you and heavy seas in the philippines is still holding rescuers from returning to the sunken ferry reporting on that yes they were one hundred seventy people still missing efforts were suspended late on saturday after around six hundred of the eight hundred or so on board were rescued thirty one though are known to have died when that vessel collided with a cargo ship on friday are still so many people unaccounted for the. members and supporters of germany's far right national democratic party of rallied outside a mosque in leipzig chanting maria not sharia protests is urged the government to stop what they call the foreign infiltration of german society counter-demonstrations so more than a hundred fifty left exactly the stage of the protest. and stay with germany kind of it's set to spend nearly a decade electing hundreds of tons of its gold which is kept in united states
vaults the bullion withdrawal comes at a time of growing pressure from seized the euro zone economies an additional push from those who believe that america is already scattered berlin's wealth the way out is gone and she can reports. behind these walls is one of the most secretive organizations in the world u.s. federal reserve websites to audit them it's a wall this place is impenetrable for we years the u.s. federal reserve has been the place where many countries of the word a big chunk of their nations well as the countries weathered different waves of economic crises not instability the federal reserve seems to them like a more or less secure place to keep their funds but are the funds really secure or are they being there has been speculation for a long time that the fed doesn't actually have much good that has either sold it all lent out or used it as collateral for borrowing either way there are many claims that the gold that is being stored on behalf of many nations doesn't
actually exist germany has recently decided to bring home all these gold with the federal reserve said that it's not possible that it would need until two thousand and twenty to be able to accomplish such a transfer germany then asked to visit the fed vaults to make sure that the gold is actually there but the fed first refused to permit germany to exempt examine its own gold then the germans apparently assisted in the fed did open only one of nine rules but they were not permitted to either enter or touch the gold the german government has stored about half of its schools supply with the us federal reserve so they are understandably nervous this makes not only germans nervous of course u.s. financial institutions have a history of selling things that don't exist one example last year goldman sachs were proven to have been selling gold certificates to the public saying that they were backed by real gold in their balls but the story leaked out that they in fact held no gold at all and were doing the so-called fractional reserve gold banking on
the basis that few people would want to claim their gold at any one time now we see many countries trying to maneuver away from the u.s. dollar is the main reserve currency and we see many central bank. in creating their own gold reserves anything after all these years the world decided they put too much power in this one building. our correspondent in washington this week saw a storm of worldwide protests directed at russia with activists calling to move the twenty fourteen winter olympics from sochi all boycott the games altogether they were opposing walk they branded an anti gale or adopted here in russia the recent legislation against the promotion of homosexuality two hundred eighteen year olds and together with my colleague henri sushi we interviewed a panel of guests on the issue. we are it international community bonded by the homophobia that affects all of us and what we have to do is take a stand against the fact that the government is actually preventing education
rather than propaganda that is desperately needed feel people who are growing up lesbian and gay growing up with prejudice this cause this day it causes distress anti gay bullying is terrific but it also is deep in issues because of the huge fines it imposes an organization and individuals who even mention gay rights but i am going right against united i constantly as a journalist hear us and see the sides but you know i constantly as a journalist here go on about gay rights in russia on this channel i've spoken various networks around the world about this i've not been penalized or find out or i'm just trying to get people at home the reality of the situation here i posted on facebook i started probably abuse on face when i was in the protests and as as basically a scouse journalist here i know the reality of life and i just wanted to put to stop the styria you know it doesn't snow all year round there's a simmering active thriving gay community in russia and indeed in sochi when i was
filming the last week there was one that said i just want to actually get my car on humble mature opinion regarding gay life in russia and i was nothing short of i was assassinated without rain water for having possibly you know you know pro you know thoughts on russia which is seen as evil russia want to talk about it's a political commentator. there london as well as the recent levada poll recently saying that more than half of russian support the law and conservative traditions alexander your thoughts on that well i think first of all i've been asking some people here what is it exactly that british athletes are planing to do and sort your other going to. get lifestyles are they going to compete they're actually in the games themselves look at me tell you something about believe the. the lord be here and the game will be as well we have that none none the existing debate about gay marriage same sex marriage the debate was suppressed by the liberal elite
nobody was allowed to say anything the moment you questioned you know whether it's a wise thing to do you were immediately accused of being called before i think it started for the gay community to realize you cannot prevent the people for having their own views and in london you know of one who said that and i think it's total intolerance. by the good by the liberal elites that note a lot of this political correctness has turned into censorship all of the countries and i think this gets forgotten have signed in a limp dick charter which states that there is no kind of demonstration or political religious or racial propaganda allowed at any olympic sites venues or other areas is the l z b t community going to allow this olympics to become about gay rights and not about the olympics and also what about other minorities that feel like they need to have their say at the olympics how many protests are we going to see we're going to have a gay pride protest and then a protest about western countries that what russia to intervene in syria and then
another protests from the environmentalists they don't think the olympics should be held there at all everyone is going to want to have their say. it's going to run for good while this what is in it now after the break we explore the plight of half a million people living the shadow of a toxic dump in bangladesh this story coming up after this quick break. you know people in moscow say they're like who websites and facebook groups about the childfree lifestyle which i didn't believe until i saw the cover for the aug twelfth copy of time magazine yes childfree is no real thing sadly basically these are people who have started a cool trend of not having children and using their time and resources completely for themselves you know if you don't want to have kids that is your business and i
really couldn't change your mind even if i wanted to but there are people all over the internet who are just swimming in their own self-satisfaction like pigs in slop because they are part of the no kids trend the sickening part about this trend or should i see mentality is that these people glow in adore themselves for being too selfish to give their time and money to a child oh i'm the center of the universe and i'm proud of it. this is an extremely antisocial and destructive mentality to adore yourself for contributing nothing to anyone else nothing to society and nothing to the future but wait let me put it this way if your life is shopping wearing ironic t. shirts starbucks and texting on your i phone about your stupid feelings that maybe is for the greater good the church childfree but that's just my opinion.